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‘I thought you were very calm person. Today you are so nervous.’ she said.

No. Original me was not. That is the reason I started learning meditation and yoga.

There is another way to calm down.

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Turn mobile off. Sit on my chair. A bowl of soup is in front of me.

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Cut veggie into small piece. In photo cauliflower.

Place veggie on the bottom of a pot. Add water in the amount just enough to cover the veggie. Heat the pot over low-medium frame.

Having boiled up, add salt ( and veggie soup stock, if you like). Turn the heat lower. Cook until soft.

By stick-blender or food processor, mash veggies into soup.

Add small amount of sesame paste, Saikyo-miso and some milk. Mix well gently.

In hot or cold, serve on a bowl. Pour a bit of cream. Sprinkle muesli and black pepper.

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Taste a spoonful of soup. Taste the air inside of throat.

Taste of peace.

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‘It is not artificial. It is natural color from flower. Don’t worry.’

I always said to the people who hesitated to take refreshment

before Dhamma talk in Ariyasom Villa.

It was blue liquid, looked like blue ink.

DSC06313Morning

I pick Butterfly pea flowers

which bloomed one day before.

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Over fresh or dried flowers,

pour boiling water.

When the water cool down,

squeeze flowers,

water turn into blue.

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Squeeze small lime.

Blue turn into purple.

Magical moment.

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Drink purple water.

It’s only lime taste

but is spring water of youth.

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Butterfly pea water has anthocyanin which is anti-oxidant. Because it has no taste, it can be used as food color.

Japanese has a word ‘staying in a cocoon’,

which mean neither refusing outside world nor being in laziness.

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I’m staying in a cocoon,

don’t go out so much, studying books, being in self- yoga practice and meditation.

Face myself.

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Without new stimulations from outside world, changes are happening from inside.

Observe it calmly patiently.

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When the time comes, will go out

with extending new wings

How looks like?

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I have a mint pot. She grows very quick.

I ask her ‘may I have some?’ She smiles always.

Cut about 5cm above the soil. Receive two twigs with gratitude.

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Drain twigs in clear water.

Place some rock sugar or honey into a small pot. Coil the twigs and stuff in.

Pour boiling water. Close the cover immediately.

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Pour light green liquid into a cup.

Smily Freshy Greeny.

Happy day restarted. Thanks!

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Cocoon Studio

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30am to noon and 3pm to 4:30pm. 4 classes a week.

No afternoon class on Thursday 26 December. Due to New Year Horiday no Class from 31 December to 9 January 2020. Class is resumed from Tuesday 14 January

コクーン・スタジオ

毎週火曜と木曜の午前クラス(10時半から正午まで)と午後クラス(3時から4時半まで)週4クラスです。

休講のお知らせ:スタジオイベントのため、12月26日木曜日は午後クラスのみ休講とさせていただきます。一時帰国のため、12月31日から1月9日まで休講とさせていただきます。新年は1月14日火曜日からです。

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